Jefferson County

HELP LINE: Five questions to ask during doctor visits

LAST WEEK, WHILE whining about the whole Medicare “observation vs. admission” debacle, I concluded the column with, “So, what’s the real answer? Right: Stay healthy… Continue reading

LETTER: ‘Big Pharma’s’ buying the vote just another good reason for political shakeup

In the Jan. 20-21 letter to the editor in Peninsula Voices, “Drug prices,” the writer says that U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray were… Continue reading

LETTER: Here’s an option for those of you who oppose abortions

To those of you who do not agree with abortion, here is a solution for you: All of you take your savings and build orphanages.… Continue reading

LETTER: Here’s hoping history won’t repeat itself with Trump’s presidency

Democracy at work with a new president. Cheers by those emboldened by the change in power. Jeers by those who feel desperation. A quote from… Continue reading

LETTER: Here’s how to fund education without imposing costs on businesses

Gov. Jay Inslee yet again wants to spend billions of dollars of other people’s money, this time ostensibly to comply with the state Supreme Court’s… Continue reading

LETTER: Inslee’s death penalty moratorium wasteful, shameful

Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2014 moratorium on state executions is wrong, foolish, stupid and shameful. His recent reprieve for the May 3, 1996, death sentence of… Continue reading

LETTER: Let your voice be heard on Trump’s dictatorial power grab

Is this what a dictatorship looks like? The president signed an order forbidding entry of certain people to the United States. It was effective immediately… Continue reading

LETTER: Our great nation required a free and independent press

The press is the opposition and should keep their mouths shut, according to Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s adviser. Really? We have listened to Trump’s… Continue reading

LETTER: Thank God the American electorate has consigned Obama legacy to dustbin

In rebuttal to the Jan. 29 letter in Peninsula Voices, “Will miss Obama,” Obama did not lead the country “out of a serious financial crisis.”… Continue reading

LETTER: We need a broader definition on what pro-life means

unless circumstances warrant one. I am certain those who oppose abortion mean well. However,… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Port Townsend pool swim club to host tryouts starting Monday … and other items

Mountain View Pool’s new Red Fins Youth Swim Club will hold tryouts for young athletes ages 5 through 18 beginning Monday. The… Continue reading

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County to consider human rights proclamation

The three Jefferson County commissioners will consider a human rights proclamation when they meet Monday. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in commissioners’ chambers… Continue reading

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide

A U.S. judge today temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state… Continue reading

US judge temporarily blocks Trump’s travel ban nationwide
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, told more than 50 people during a Port Angeles Business Association Meeting on Tuesday he’ll focus on bipartisan issues in the coming year, such as an anticipated infrastructure push as the new administration takes office. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)

Kilmer, others ask Trump administration about seasonal firefighters

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer has joined other members of the House of Representatives to ask President Donald J. Trump’s administration to specify whether… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, told more than 50 people during a Port Angeles Business Association Meeting on Tuesday he’ll focus on bipartisan issues in the coming year, such as an anticipated infrastructure push as the new administration takes office. (Jesse Major/Peninsula Daily News)
Heart of Service Award nominations accepted now

Heart of Service Award nominations accepted now

NOW IS THE time to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Jefferson County, individuals who have made… Continue reading

Heart of Service Award nominations accepted now
Pile-driving begins for Navy pier project at Ediz Hook

Pile-driving begins for Navy pier project at Ediz Hook

Pile-driving began Wednesday on the Navy’s $25.6 million pier project on Ediz Hook. Not that city residents, going about their business downtown… Continue reading

Pile-driving begins for Navy pier project at Ediz Hook
Clallam auditor reviewing procedures after 125 ballots were left out of general election

Clallam auditor reviewing procedures after 125 ballots were left out of general election

More than 100 recently discovered ballots from the general election will not be opened or counted, according to Shoona Riggs, Clallam County… Continue reading

Clallam auditor reviewing procedures after 125 ballots were left out of general election

Tax-Aide volunteers willing; software not always able

Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation service that files taxes for free, is back on the North Olympic Peninsula to help out this tax… Continue reading

Fire damages Irondale house

Fire damages Irondale house

An Irondale house suffered moderate damage after fire broke out in a bedroom Thursday morning. No one was home and there were… Continue reading

Fire damages Irondale house
Discussion heated for Port of Port Townsend rate hikes

Discussion heated for Port of Port Townsend rate hikes

More than 30 people turned out for a heated discussion on the Port of Port Townsend’s capital projects and the proposed rate… Continue reading

Discussion heated for Port of Port Townsend rate hikes